Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Marshawn Lynch Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

In some really unfortunate news, former Cal RB and current Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch was arrested on a suspicion of a DUI over the weekend.

Lynch was pulled over in East Oakland and was cited for driving while under the influence and having a drug-alcohol level over the legal limit of 0.08.

I love Marshawn Lynch as a player and he's one of the most fun players I've had the pleasure of watching and following as a fan. But this is about as dumb as it gets in terms of immature behavior.

It'd be bad enough if this were the first time Lynch had gotten in trouble with the law, but anyone who's anyone knows of his scuffles in the past.

Back in 2008, Lynch accepted a plea deal for a hit-and-run after hitting a very intoxicated Kimberley Shpeley with his car and driving off from the scene.

A year later, Lynch pled guilty to a misdemeanor after his car was searched and the the police came up with a loaded handgun.

Although Lynch barely avoided getting arrested within his three-year probation time, his arrest is not going to make NFL Commissioner Goodell very happy. Goodell has told Lynch there was no margin for any error following his second run in with the law, and you'd have to think his upcoming punishment is going to be a bit more severe than the three-game suspension he served for his hit-and-run.

Not good Marshawn. Not good at all. Here's hoping that if anything positive can be gleaned from this, it's Lynch committing to keeping himself out of these positions completely.

On that note, I still don't know how celebrities or rich athletes get DUIs. You make millions! Call a town car! Call a limo! Call me! I'll do it for $20. Seriously.